Australia’s country towns could benefit from rise in RV tourism

NORTH RICHMOND, New South Wales — New South Wales’ country towns are in prime position to tap into the economic and social potential of Australia’s fastest growing tourism sector, the recreational vehicle “wanderer,” writes The Land Newspaper.

Local governments across the state are moving to establish themselves as RV friendly. But with a decline in coastal caravan parks combined with growth in RV manufacturing, tourism experts say there are also plenty of entrepreneurial opportunities to be had, reports The Land Newspaper.

“A lot of the people on the road in RVs have seen the coast and want to discover the rest of Australia,” said Richard Barwick, the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia’s general manager. “They are drawn inland by the unique attractions and geography and because they want to meet the people of the bush. For country towns, this provides enormous opportunity for another income stream alongside agriculture.”

For the complete story from The Land Newspaper, click here.

Kelly Cauthorn

Kelly Cauthorn

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